Generosity Matters | Winter 2021

The Rish Family Scholarship Trust: An Inspiring Legacy

We are blessed to have many generous and faithful Methodists across our conference, as well as past and present members of our Board of Directors, who seek to invest in the education of both ministerial and lay students.

Two such individuals are Billy Joe and Carol Rish. Married for 50 years, both Billy Joe and Carol were very involved with their careers, community, and church. Billy Joe was also an active member of the UM Foundation Board of Directors from 1990-2008, where he served on the Investment Committee…Continue Reading

Giving Through an IRA Rollover in the New Year

This year, make a resolution to consider alternative ways to be generous, such as giving through your IRA Rollover…Continue Reading

Benefits of IRA Rollover Gifts

  • Avoid taxes on IRA rollover gifts of up to $100,000
  • Reach the RMD for the year
  • Reduce taxable income, even when not itemizing deductions
  • Make a gift not subject to deduction limits on charitable gifts
  • Help further the mission of your church or 501(c)(3) charity

Our Ministries to Individuals

The Foundation’s ministry to individuals includes scholarships, legacy gifts consulting, and Development Fund investing…Continue Reading

Our Ministries to Churches

The Foundation’s ministry to churches includes church planned giving programs, fund administration services, investment services, loans, educational events and webinars, and Development Fund investing…Continue Reading

Fall 2020 Zoom Board Meeting

We are incredibly grateful for the leadership and dedication of our Board of Directors and AWF Conference District Superintendents that continue to further the mission and vision of the Foundation. We are looking forward to new things in 2021 and beyond for our Methodist and historically Methodist churches! View article

Digital Newsletter

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